Extraordinary Intimate Relationships ONLINE

Take your Intimate Relationship to the next level

6 Month Intensive NVC Programme – starts 2nd October 2021

This version of Extraordinary Relationships is dedicated to your intimate relationships. It is an intensive and life changing programme providing you measurable improvements in the relationship that matters most to you plus an immersion in Nonviolent Communication. We offer a unique approach to learning combining training, live application of the learning and continuous support throughout the programme and beyond.

Sign up for the course on your own or as a couple. Either way you will be joining more than a training programme – you are joining a group of people each committed to helping each other learn how to build the kind of intimate relationship you have dreamed of.

Through the programme you will gain significant insights into your love relationship and be able to apply those insights with immediate results. By the end of the 6 months you will notice clear progress in transforming your relationship.

You will learn about:

  1. Yourself – your triggers; your emotional signals and what they mean; how to change your reactions; ask for what you need; stay connected to yourself even in difficult moments, how you like to give and receive love.
  2. Your Partner – what their needs are; what they really mean and want from you; contribute to their enjoyment of life; support them in moments of crisis.
  3. The Communication ‘Dance’ – create a deeper quality of connection and mutual understanding; resolve differences and conflicts in ways that are good for all; give high impact feedback; maintain dialogue at all times.
  4. Enjoying Life – connect to the power you have to make life wonderful; celebrate life your life together; communicate your gratitude and appreciation.

The programme is built on the principles of Nonviolent Communication and you will learn the approach in a way that will enable you to apply it in all aspects of your life – not only your intimate relationship.

The programme counts as 10 days with a Certified Trainer.


Who you are

This programme is for you if you are either wanting to learn NVC or wish for a more fulfilling intimate relationship with your partner. You also wish to work with a group of like minded and hearted people where you can safely explore your more vulnerable places.

You can take the course individually or join as a couple.



There are several, interrelated elements to the programme which build into a powerfully integrated approach to learning:

>   6 Live Modules (Online) to give you insights, raise your awareness, build community with trainers and participants and provide opportunities to rehearse situations and conversations:

    • October 2nd 2021     Understanding Yourself  
    • November 13th 2021          Speaking Your Truth 
    • December 11th 2021        Hearing Your Partner
    • January 15th 2022             Connecting through Conflict
    • February 12th 2022               Compassion for Yourself and Your Partner
    • March 12th 2022                Integration and Moving Forward

Each module runs on a Saturday and comprises 6 hours of live workshops 10:30 to 13:30 and 14:30 to 17:30 (EET or EEST).

>   Materials and Videos specially prepared to include core ideas and practices for you to use and refer to at your own pace.

 >   3 Coaching Sessions with a trainer which will give you an opportunity to explore and get dedicated support for your own unique situation – taken either individually or as a couple.

>   Guided Journalling where you set your goals and track your progress in a form, direction and pace that best suits your individual style.

>   Coaching Circles in smaller groups to learn together and inspire each other.

>   Listening Partner to practice and quickly build the core skill of empathic listening while getting regular support and space to think, feel and connect.

The number of learning hours will average around 3-4 hours per week over a 6 month period.

Language of the programme is ENGLISH.



ONLINE using Zoom platform. To participate you will need access to a computer or tablet with a camera, plus a reliable internet connection. 

Please note, the programme is highly interactive with a lot of exercises in small groups and whole group discussions. For this reason, there is a limited number of places on the programme. 



Ian Peatey

Ian was born in UK and has lived in Eastern Europe since 1994 – in Poland and in Romania. In 2001 he came across Nonviolent Communication and immediately experienced its transformative approach to life, self and relationships. He has been an internationally Certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2008 and, together with Monica Reu (his wife), runs Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication. He designed and developed Extraordinary Relationships based on extensive experience working as a trainer and coach.  EMAIL 

Monica Reu

Monica was born and lives in Bucharest and is founder of the Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication. She is a Certified Trainer and has been working with NVC since 2004. She is very active and well known in the parenting and education fields running workshops and conferences across the country and with regular media appearances on TV, radio and national magazines. EMAIL

Together Monica and Ian run Parents to Lovers – dedicated to help couples maintain their connection, especially while raising kids.



We want our programme to be accessible to all and at the same time make sure we can sustain this work.

The price for the course is €540 (2,625 RON) for an individual or €875 (4,285 RON) if taken as a couple. You can pay in Euros or in RON. 

This can be paid either in one sum on registration or in installments – see registration form below for more details.

We don’t want money to get in the way of you participating and working on your most important relationship. If the programme price is more than you can afford, then please contact us and we are confident we will find a solution together. EMAIL



Please fill in the form below and make your payment online to secure your place.


Here is what some of our previous participants said about the live version of the programme:

Some of my inner fights are related to find ways to live more in the present, not to judge the others or to criticize myself.

Starting to interiorize the nonviolent communication, I have found easier to live more now and here. This brought to me more connection with simplicity and beauty of life. It has been life changing and full of emotions the moment when I could change my perspective and see first the human being, behind in the role, of the person I could not get along had.

Nonviolent communication brought to me tools to be in the place which poet sufi Rumi wrote about “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field, I’ll meet you there”. I hope I will reach to be in that place as often as possible

Raluca Sadula – Bucharest

Extraordinary relationships was for me a solid structure for practice of nonviolent communication. Starting from daily journaling, which became my best self-discovery tool ever, continue to the few empathy buddies that i meet every week while  offering us space to be vulnerable and open. And of course the three live sessions where guided by four trainers for 12 participants (what a great ratio”) I could feel many times that everything is made for my needs and concerns. I surely recommend this program especially if you are a beginner in the search of nonviolent communication in your life. Alex Moldovan – Cluj

Extraodinary Relationships brings non-violent communication to life in a deeply transformational way. Having been part of the programme, I can say what I learnt, but most of all what I experienced brought me to a place where I approach life with more ease. When you choose this kind of work, you will find that you start to appreciate and maybe even love yourself and others more. This changes everything. Mona and Ian are great facilitators and two beautiful human beings who live the method and who show that they have done a lot of work on themselves. The bonds that create in the group in this longer-term programme are also deep and a testimony to our essential kindness and longing for a way and space to share it. I would encourage anyone who wants to give themselves a great gift to join such a programme. Daniela Pavlovici – Bucharest

Have to, should, you are not allowed to, do, do, do…. this was the area where I acted from for so many years until this program  appeared. It slowed me down, it made me pause the hurricane in me and look inside. And then I realized I was out of me for so long, I was so much time away and got lost. NVC – extraordinary relationship put me on the spot. Who is ME? What ME wants? It taught me to  look deeper, to be aware of my deepest needs and to accept them, to understand that in every action I take there is a need that tries to be heard and not to be ashamed of them. I discovered the universality of these needs and I learned to pause in my interactions so I can get a better look at what was going on in me and maybe in the other. I realized my emotions are my best teachers, I struggled for so many years until I found out I had no clue what was in me, what are my emotions and I blamed them for so long. So, I started allover again with getting to know me: alphabetize my emotions, express them to the others and getting myself some peace from not running away from vulnerability.  The program brought me some real instruments in this process of getting to know me but, most of all, it brought me the idea that life can be lived in a different way- not a struggled one- by giving me some real models in the way my trainers live their lives. So I had many confirmations that living a nonviolent life is possible, it is hard to change all my old patterns but I have a new community of people living like this so I get out of this program with this idea: Yes, I can do it, I can be a better person and I have the tools, the support for my transformation and the belief that it is doable. Lidia Sisu – Timisoara